The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Jo gives a lecture at KCL

In December Jo was an invited speaker in the Culture, Media and Creative Industries department at Kings College London, where she gave a talk on meritocracy and the cultural industries.  

Meritocracy or plutocracy: Jo’s new article

Dr Jo Littler’s article ‘Meritocracy as plutocracy: the marketising of ‘equality’ within neoliberalism’ has been published in a special issue of New Formations on Neoliberal Culture (December 2013). Her article is free to download here . It is currently being translated into Chinese. Meritocracy, in contemporary parlance, refers to the idea that whatever our…

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Marisol’s chapter on Working Conditions in the Electronics Industry published

December 2013 a research paper by Marisol Sandoval and Kristina Bjurling on Working Conditions in the Electronics Industry appeared in the book Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy, edited by Shae Garwood, Sky Croesser and Christalla Yakinthou ( The chapter is the result of a collaboration between Marisol Sandoval and the Swedish corporate watch organisation Swedwatch (….

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Comics & Cultural Work: Casey edits a special series for Comics Forum

Throughout December 2013, a special series of posts on ‘Comics & Cultural Work,’ guest edited by Dr Casey Brienza, ran on the Comics Forum blog. Contributors included Dr Benjamin Woo (University of Calgary), Paddy Johnston (Sussex), and Tom Miller (University of Calgary).

Are we all cultural workers now?: Ros Gill in Sydney, and a new paper

Whilst in Australia, Ros also met up with long-time colleagues Professor Brett Neilson and Dr George Morgan, from the University of Western Sydney. Professor Neilson’s latest publication is a Special Issue of the Journal of Cultural Economy, entitled Are We All Cultural Workers Now? Ros has a contribution that reflects on academics as cultural workers….

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